Updates from the Principal

May 12, 2022

Hello Parents and Guardians! 

Our 3rd and 4th graders have been working hard on the NYS Assessments.  So far, they have completed the ELA and Math Assessments.  The great news is that approximately 90% of our students that are eligible to sit for the assessments have done so.  I'm really proud of all the students for their hard work and perseverance!  

As per the District calendar, the Grade 4 NYS Science Performance Assessment is scheduled Tuesday, May 24.  Make up sessions will be held through June 3.  This is the hands-on portion of the science assessment, and the children typically enjoy completing it.  The written component of the assessment will be on Monday, June 6, and make up sessions will be held through June 10.  

This will be our last scored NYS assessment for the year.  The students generally do very well on this assessment.  It is very fair and the students are well prepared for it.  It assesses their science knowledge from Kindergarten through 4th grade.  

Thank you to the parents and guardians for your support through the assessment process.  As you probably know, each school is expected to have 95% of its eligible students sit for the assessments.  KPS's numbers have grown over the years, and we are almost there.  Approximately 90% of our students sat for the ELA and Math assessments.  I'll bet the 4th graders will meet the 95% requirement for the NYS Science Assessment.  

If you would like more information about the NYS Assessments in general, here is a link to the grades 3-8 Assessments on NYS Education's website.  Elementary- and Intermediate-level Tests | New York State Education Department (nysed.gov)

Enjoy the rest of the school year!

Dan Brown


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